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Today, Oct. 12, Hope Means Nevada (HMN), the community-based non-profit focused eliminating youth suicide in the state hosted its second statewide mental health discussion for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The event fostered collaborative, meaningful conversations among students, educators, and the community and outlined actionable steps for addressing mental health challenges in Nevada’s schools.
Speakers on the panel included Julie Murray, Hope Means Nevada president and co-founder, Annie Zucker, Hope Means Nevada board member, Monica Martin, CCSD Director of Guidance & Counseling Department, Sydney Menante, Hope Means Nevada Teen Committee member, Leona Chan, Hope Means Nevada Teen Committee member, Megan Evans, MA, NCC, NCSC, LMFT, Crisis Mental Health Professional for Washoe County School District and Andre Cisne from SilverSummit Health Plan.
ABOUT HOPE MEANS NEVADA
Hope Means Nevada’s (HMN) mission is to eliminate teen suicide and empower Nevada’s youth to live hopeful lives. As one of the most trusted and visible mental health resources in the state, HMN inspires a culture of empathy and advocacy around mental health. While raising awareness around Nevada’s high rates of mental health challenges, the organization strives to amplify hope and connect youth with desperately needed resources. Through collaborative, compassionate, inclusive and impactful efforts, the community-based initiative envisions a suicide-free Nevada. For more information about Hope Means Nevada, go to www.hopemeansnevada.org and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The new National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is now three-digit dialing code 988. Those experiencing a mental health emergency can also text “Home” to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Text Line.
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